There would be no repeat of the first two games this afternoon at Petco, the D-backs’ offense being effectively handcuffed by Clayton Richard, who tossed a complete game on only 96 pitches. The only offense to speak off came off the bat of the recently-returned Chris Iannetta, who went deep on the first pitch he saw since coming off the DL, for his fourth home-run of the season. Arizona’s batters could manage only four other hits, and showed no patience either with precisely zero bases on balls.
Zack Godley was excellent the first time through the order, but was done in by a three-run Padres’ fifth. It started with a home-run and ended with the bases loaded and a somewhat fortunate call of fan interference. He ended up going seven innings, allowing eight hits and a walk, striking out just the one batter. T.J. McFarland had a forgettable eighth, not helped by his defense, and was charged with a pair of unearned runs.